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Checklist S52572067

 
Location
Black Rd north of Betteravia, Santa Barbara County, California, US ( Map )
Date and Effort
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:33 AM
Protocol:
Stationary
Party Size:
1
Duration:
57 minute(s)
Observers:
David Compton
Comments:
Overcast, intermittent rain, strong wind out of the west, high 40sF.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.9
Species
32 species (+2 other taxa) total
7

Five adults and two juveniles. I believe the previous high reported here was 6, which included 5 adults and a juvenile. All birds were of similar size and similar bill size (larger and longer than in Ross's), with obvious grinning patches. The juveniles both had more general/widespread dusky areas on the head and body than I would expect on Ross's Goose.

2
3
4
70
2
1
1
1

Continuing in field east of the flooded pasture. Tall, long-legged bird with large wing coverts drooping over flight feathers; overall gray with paler face and darker fore-crown down to eye. (My description originally said "red fore-crown," as it appeared that way from a distance. Good, more up close photos of this bird show it is not red n the fore crown. Not sure if it could be molting to red since these photos were taken, or if I just assumed it was red.) Bill a little shorter than that of nearby Great Egret, but less pointed and tapering.

4
8
3
13
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher
1
1
150

Probably more. This is the best reliable count I could come up with.

5
4
125
15
1
100
gull sp.
5
1
3
1

Carried off what was likely an American Pipit

30
8
80
30
1
10
1
1
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes